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First semester exams look more like tests than finals

Finals week divided up as a nine-period day. Students will attend classes with exams on their respective days.
Casey Bertocchi, Sports Editor January 18, 2021

Because of the new block schedule and hybrid learning, many students are finding their semester exams will look different than in previous years. Semester exams, which take place from Jan. 19-21, will...

Local politicians demand action against President

Trump supporters and right wing rioters climb the West wall of the Capitol, attempting to nullify President-elect Biden's victory in the 2020 election
Said Aydin January 16, 2021

Earlier last week, rioting protesters attempted to overturn President Trump’s defeat in the 2020 presidential election by causing a raucous outside of Capitol Hill. With a week left before President-elect...

Teachers struggle in hybrid classroom

New Trier is scheduled to move to 50% in-person learning at the beginning of second semester
Leah Schmidt, News Editor January 6, 2021

The change from full remote to hybrid learning has created new challenges for most teachers, and many find it difficult to teach to two audiences at once.  Science teacher Jackie Gnant says she has...

Pandemic can’t slow down tree sale

Tri-Ship was able to sell out in their first weekend this year, raising money for boys' Scholarships
Said Aydin December 22, 2020

When the time came to host their annual tree sale, Tri-Ship sponsors and officers had to decide whether to go on with the long-lived tradition or cut it. With the chance of school being closed, the team...

Staff split on Board’s reopening decision

The Reopening Advisory Board's decision to move to 50% hybrid in January has divided some staff members.
Caroline Bewley, News Editor December 16, 2020

On Dec. 1, the New Trier Board of Education voted to postpone instating a 50% in-person hybrid model until the start of second semester. Instead, the school will continue with its current 25% hybrid plan.  Board...

Open New Trier pushes to open school to more students

Open New Trier’s Rally on Saturday, Nov. 14
Cleo Pool and Hannah Sussman December 1, 2020

On Nov. 14 students and parents gathered at the Northfield campus as a part of the group Open New Trier. They rallied  to pressure the  school to open to  50% capacity.  Caroline Finnigan, a senior,...

New Trier Students for Safety advocate against increasing to 50%

New Trier Students for Safety logo
Hannah Sussman, Co-Editor in Chief December 1, 2020

New Trier students are making their voices heard in the continued debate over whether the school should reopen to 50%. Students first began publicly sharing their opinions at the Nov 16th board meetings...

Halloween blood drive scares up support for local hospitals

A resident readies to donate blood at the Peer Helping Blood Drive on Oct. 24 at the Northfield campus
Grace Yoon , Staff Reporter November 21, 2020

On Saturday, Oct. 24, New Trier’s Peer Helping blood drive was held at the Northfield campus, where, despite  COVID-19, the community and students successfully donated blood that could up up to 141...

Club sponsors scramble to adjust to their new remote environment 

Emily Waechtler demonstrates the sign for
Ana Torresarpi  November 17, 2020

For the first time in school history, the annual club fair was held over Zoom on Sept. 23. As students entered the virtual event, it became clear that this situation would bring unique opportunities for...

Students and staff partake in COVID-19 screening as school transitions to hybrid

Students and staff utilize a non-diagnostic screening test, similar to this one used at the United Memorial Medical Center in Texas
Caroline Bewley, News Editor November 15, 2020

On Nov. 10, New Trier kicked off its COVID-19 screening program for students and staff returning to the building for hybrid learning. The test identified 15 presumptive positive cases among the 1,920...

New season of college applications arrives with new challenges for seniors

Many colleges, including Oakton Community College, above, which uses Multiple Measures for Placement, have gone test optional this year
Said Aydin November 14, 2020

The biggest change to the college admissions process this year is how much weight standardized testing had on a student’s application, and the number of schools going test optional.  Many colleges...

Joe Biden named President-Elect after historic election week

President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris prepare for a long journey to the White House
Cleo Pool, Co-Editor in Chief November 13, 2020

On Nov. 7 Joe Biden was declared president-elect of the United States. Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris joins him. She is the first woman, the first Black person, and the first South Asian to be named...

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